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Decision 45 COM 7B.128
Aapravasi Ghat (Mauritius) (C 1227)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC/23/45.COM/7B.Add,
  2. Recalling Decision 44 COM 7B.119 adopted at its extended 44th session (Fuzhou/online, 2021),
  3. Commends the State Party for the improvements that it has made in the protection and management of the property, notes with appreciation the State Party’s reports on its institutional structures for stakeholder consultation and requests the State Party keep it informed of further steps taken to facilitate more frequent comprehensive stakeholder consultation;
  4. Also notes the submission of the archival survey on the Parc à Boulets, further notes the State Party’s commitment to submit the results of the archaeological survey to the World Heritage Centre and also requests that the State Party submit the outcomes of the archaeological survey to the World Heritage Centre to be reviewed by the Advisory Bodies;
  5. Notes furthermore with appreciation, the progress made on the overarching Heritage Impact Assessment and Visual Impact Assessment for the project in the buffer zone, the State Party’s commitment to continuing the dialogue with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies and the submission of the outcomes of these assessments to the World Heritage Centre to be reviewed by the Advisory Bodies;
  6. Finally requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2024, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 47th session.
Decision Code
45 COM 7B.128
States Parties 1
Properties 1
State of conservation reports
2023 Aapravasi Ghat
Context of Decision